Contemplative Threads for the Community
a day late, but for good reason!
Welcome to the first edition of Contemplative Threads for paid subscribers! In these posts, which drop on Mondays during 2023, you’ll be invited to contemplate on an image; reflect on sound; engage in a somatic exercise; and, read a few sentences. Again, I’m introducing sound to the posts, because we all resonate with different aspects when leaning into contemplation! Let me know how the sound is resonating! These posts won’t be long, but rather they will be an invitation for you to follow the threads throughout the week!
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These posts are for paying subscribers, so I hope you’ll upgrade your subscription. I’ve lowered the price to $5/monthly or $50/year. You can still be a cultivating member, so that I can gift subscriptions to others who otherwise can’t afford the cost. Let’s fight poverty; not the poor! As a deeply working class person, I am in solidarity with the underside of history! Let’s join together and be the healing of the wounds!
I have started my summer semester at Duke Divinity School. I’m teaching a decolonial class: thought, theory, and praxis. I am hopeful this week and the rest of the semester will help us all think about ethical futures and how to incorporate a praxis in all we do!
I enjoy thinking with the Duke students. They have a different outlook than most ‘progressive liberal’ students. They don’t appeal to identity politics, but root into other terrain. They are Terraformers!
I enjoy teaching in the Hybrid program as it gives me capacity to do community work and write. I like stewarding my time at the tripartite borderlands of church, academy, and movements for justice. For me, it is engaging with ontology, epistemology, and ethics in the every gayness of life!
Thanks for being a part of this writing community! I’ll be back, soon, with a mid-week roundup and then a Friday formation post! I hope you’ll stick around!
Onward, —Dr Roberto Che Espinoza